Arvada

Population: 113,532Median home value: $278,100Find homes for sale 70 Ranks better than 61% of areas

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Living in Arvada, CO

Arvada, Colorado is a moderately-sized city with a population of 113,532 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (91% White). Given that fact, Arvada could be considered less diverse than other cities. Arvada has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population are classified as married and 62% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Arvada could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Colorado if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Arvada and in the areas around Arvada is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Arvada has received a livability score of 70 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 61st percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Arvada has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+). Arvada does not fare well for the following: cost of living (D-), weather (D) and education (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Arvada real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Arvada. The median home price for Arvada homes is $278,100, which is 5.1% higher than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Arvada, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 7.1% lower than the Colorado average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Arvada area were 5.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Arvada, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Arvada, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dayton Triangle, Aurora7914.27,850
Lodo, Denver7268,519
South Boulder, Boulder7115.216,230
Alamo Placita, Denver718.111,380
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cherry Creek, Denver709.36,586
Washington Park, Denver709.214,825
University, Denver7011.217,164
Southeastern Denver, Denver6713.4123,683

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Superior, CO839.712,928
Seven Hills, CO8320.598
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO82201,091
Louisville, CO7911.919,972
Leyner, CO7917.227
Columbine Valley, CO7814.41,190
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Mountain Beauty and Modern Comfort - Arvada, CO

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My wife and I stopped in Arvada Colorado last year, and had the opportunity to spend a little time there. Arvada is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Be sure to plan on being there before dark to see the beautiful mountain sunset. Being a history lover I was excited to visit the historic downtown area, and to learn that Arvada was the first place in Colorado to have gold discovered. The find was on Ralston Creek, where a spot of land has been set aside to honor the discovery.

This is by no means a gold rush town. The city of Arvada is a modern city, with all the luxuries you would expect to find in such a place. Arvada hosts attractions and festivals all year long, with themes ranging from chocolate to scare crows. Arvada also houses over 125 mile of bicycle and walking trails. These trails connect with others that can take you west to the Rocky Mountains or east to Denver.

Located in the midst of several major highways and right on the Amtrak rails makes the city more than convenient to stop in. I promise you won't be disappointed with your stay in Arvada.
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Source: The Arvada, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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